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Max Ramírez
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Max Ramirez batting in a July 13, 2008 game
Sultanes de Monterrey – No. 18
Catcher/ First baseman
Born: (1984-10-11) October 11, 1984 (age 32)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 22, 2008 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .217
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 17
Teams
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Maximiliano R. Ramírez (born October 11, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League.

Baseball career

Atlanta Braves

In 2002 Ramírez was signed as an international undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves.

Cleveland Indians

In 2006, Ramírez was traded by the Braves to the Cleveland Indians for Bob Wickman.

Texas Rangers

In 2007, he was traded by Cleveland to the Texas Rangers for Kenny Lofton. Ramírez made his Rangers debut on June 22, 2008.

After the 2008 season ended, Ramírez played in the Venezuelan Winter League for the La Guaira Sharks. In 50 games, he batted .298 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and 42 runs scored en route to winning the Rookie of the Year Award over fellow catcher Pablo Sandoval.[1]

Following the 2009 season Ramírez traded to the Boston Red Sox for Mike Lowell, but the trade was canceled because of Lowell's torn thumb ligament.[2]

Going into the 2010 MLB season Ramírez was rated as the Rangers 11th best prospect by Baseball America.

Chicago Cubs

After the Texas Rangers signed Arthur Rhodes on January 4, 2011, Ramirez was placed on waivers to clear a spot on the 40 man roster. The Boston Red Sox claimed him on January 5.[3] He was claimed off waivers again on January 10, this time by the Chicago Cubs.[4] Ramirez was released on May 6.

Houston Astros

Ramirez signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros on May 10, and was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks.[5] He was released on June 16.[6]

San Francisco Giants

On June 21, Ramirez signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.[7]

Kansas City Royals

Ramírez signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on December 13, 2011. He posted a .300/.374/.473 batting line with 17 homers and 77 RBIs for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in 2012, but failed to earn a Major League callup.

On October 18, 2012, Ramírez re-signed with the Royals on a minor league deal for the 2013 season.

Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds signed Ramirez to a minor league deal on November 8, 2013. On May 22, 2014, Ramirez was released by the Reds.

Second stint with the Royals

On May 27, 2014, Ramirez signed a minor league deal to return to the Royals.[8] He was assigned to the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

References

External links

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